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Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

May 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00...
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Commentary: Trump's proposals on drug prices are right to focus on anti-competitive market practices

May 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
There are proposals in President Donald Trump plan that if implemented could ensure stronger competition from generic and biosimilar medicines and thereby increase access and provide financial relief for patients at the pharmacy...
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New Allegations Emerge Against University of Southern California’s Longtime Campus Gynecologist

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
For years, medical workers had accused the Dr. George Tyndall of touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams, as well as making racist and sexual remarks about patients’ bodies. The University of Southern California has come under fire for not immediately reporting him to the state medical board and for not making the allegations about him public until only after the university was approached by The Los Angeles...
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Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss

May 19, 2018 , WebMD
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer...
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Giving heart failure patients the power to control their health

May 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and...
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Vecna, Imprivata partner on biometric palm vein scanning for secure patient check-in

May 19, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's...
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Humira Does Not Improve Aortic Vascular Inflammation In Psoriasis Patients

May 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has no effect on aortic inflammation – a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events – unlike other antibodies that target different asp......
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Head and neck cancer patients report lessened symptoms when monitored remotely

May 19, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Head and neck cancer patients who were given smartphone and sensor technology as a way to remotely monitor their symptoms reported less severe symptoms from their cancer and treatment than their counterparts who did receive the technology, according to a recent study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual...
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Study Shows Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Cut In Half: There’s No Longer A ‘Need To Throw The Kitchen Sink At It’

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Typically, Herceptin is used for a year to treat breast cancer patients, but a new study finds it is effective with six months of use. The drug can damage the heart, and so a shorter amount of time taking it can improve patients' long-term health outcomes....
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Viewpoints: Trump’s Ideas On Prescription Drug Prices Put Patients Last; EPA Fails Duty To Report Real News On Water Quality

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers focus on these and other health...
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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from...
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Early Depression Diagnosis Is Deadly Serious For Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factor......
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CMS considers paying all Medicare providers for cancer gene therapies

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is considering reimbursing all Medicare providers for one-time cancer treatments that genetically alter patients' cells to fight the disease. The move could increase revenue by millions at each hospital offering the...
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Patients With Medicaid Have Limited Access To Physical Therapy In Massachusetts

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients with Medicaid in Massachusetts have limited access to reimbursable physical therapy (PT) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that only slightly more than half of PT clinics in the metropolitan Bo......
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Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers found that all the patients fared better on immunotherapy treatment than they would have on another treatment (or no treatment at all). But following treatment, male cancer patients saw their survival extended by twice as much as female...
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Cannabidiol Aignificantly Reduces Seizures In Patients With Severe Form Of Epilepsy

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a "high" and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of e......
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Comprehensive Care Physician Model Improves Care, Lowers Hospitalization

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients who need frequent hospitalization account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending in the United States. In 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine — funded by a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation — began enrolling patients in a cli......
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Digital health news briefs for 5/16/2018

May 18, 2018 jonah.comstock@himssmedia.com (MobiHealthNews), Mobile Health News
A free tool against substance abuse. Northwell Health and the Center on Addiction have jointly launched a health care app specifically designed to guide providers when screening patients for substance use disorder. Called the SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for Health Professionals app, the tool contains a standardized set of questions to ask patients when trying to identify problematic behaviors, and guidance on how to discuss these issues with patients should...
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UTHealth Researcher Reveals Results Of Study On Emergency Breathing Tubes

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a landmark study, researchers found that patients treated with paramedic oxygen delivery using a newer, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube may have a greater survival rate after sudden cardiac arrest than the traditional intubation breathing tube. Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blo......
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Educating patients about celiac disease and a gluten-free diet

May 18, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
There are 300 symptoms associated with this autoimmune disorder. Here’s how to inform people about CD and its severe long-term health...
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